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Glossary for Neurodermatitis

  • Allergies: Immune system over-reaction to various substances.
  • Anal itching: Itching of the anal area
  • Atopic dermatitis: Skin disorder characterized by chronic inflammation, and pruritis. Often hereditary and associated with allergic rhinitis and asthma.
  • Cutaneous horn:
  • Discoid eczema: Discoid eczema is a common form of skin inflammation and irritation characterized by its round or oval shape. The size of the lesions may vary from a few millimetres to centimetres across. The cause is unknown but minor injuries such as insect bites may be triggers. The lesions tend to occur most often on the limbs.
  • Eczema: Eczema is a chronic skin condition characterized by skin inflammation and irritation. The severity of extent of the condition is highly variable. It may be caused by allergies, irritants or other factors such as stress.
  • Emotional stress: A condition which occurs when a person is under stress affecting their emotions
  • Genital itching: Itching of the genital region
  • Hyperpigmentation: Excess skin pigment or coloration
  • Infection: Infections as a symptom.
  • Itching skin: Itching feeling of the skin.
  • Lichen amyloidosis: A chronic itchy skin rash caused by abnormal deposits of amyloid in the skin. There doesn't appear to be amyloid deposits in any other part of the body. The skin lesions are usually found on the shins but can also occur on the thighs, back and forearms. It is often associated with conditions such as atopic dermatitis, lichen planus and mycosis fungoides.
  • Lichen planus: Skin rash
  • Lichen simplex chronicus: Lichen simplex chronicus refers to thickened itchy skin that results from persistently rubbing or scratching an area of skin.
  • Nervous system conditions: Diseases affecting the nerves and the nervous system.
  • Pruritus: The sensation of itch
  • Psoriasis: Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin condition where the defective immune system causes skin cells to grow rapidly. It affects a significant number of people. Arthritis, which can be severe, is associated with the psoriasis in up to a third of cases. Not all patients who are susceptible to the condition will develop it - roughly 10% of those susceptible will actually develop the condition. There are various environmental factors which can trigger the onset of the disease e.g. strep throat (common trigger), some medication, stress and cold weather. Once the disease develops, it may resolve on its own or with treatment or may become a persistent chronic condition. The severity and duration of symptoms is variable.
  • Scalp symptoms: Symptoms of the scalp on the head
  • Skin conditions: Any condition that affects the skin
  • Tinea corporis: A condition which is characterized by tinea of glabrous skin
  • Vulva itch: Itching of the vulva area


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